1. What an awesome gift she has given those of us who move in Catholic circles! Were I to try to write a response to the Encyclical’s non-theological content the resultant screed would accomplish nothing. But with Catherine Austin Fitts response we have both tool and weapon to shine light where it never shines.

  2. The list of points in her article gives food for thought and is a good commentary to what is patently a political document. The encyclical has a whole section on “dialogue and transparency in decision making”, but the tone is that “everybody out there should be doing this this”, and we’ll see if the pope takes some baby steps in that direction (it’s hard to see calling in a financial oligarch auditing firm as having anything to do with transparency).
    Putting myself into CAF’s shoes and reading the papal booklet like a corporate document, what comes into mind are those “Codes of Ethics” which European firms and entities such as foundations are required to have by lae; a sort of list of wonderful propositions that few human beings could actually apply the in the present-day system. But the fact that they are there might have some small benefit.
    Anyway there can be a lot of readings to the text and a lot of different people will read it or at least hear some snippets; the universe works in strange ways, and there might be some “trickle down” effect of the calls for a “greater concern for nature and for the poor”.

  3. marcos toledo

    Unfortunately so called Capitalist are giving the Mafia a bad name. By their reckless financial schemes which seem to lust after the destruction of the entire biosphere and the Holy See also seems to share in this short sighted behavior down the centuries from the unraveling of Italian unification under Rome to the aiding in the destruction of the Eastern Roman Empire through the Crusades and Western Asian Christianity to this day.

  4. Dr. Farrell, I am in awe of the intellect of Ms. Fitts. She is right on the money……literally!

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